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Stressed out man loading holiday suitcases into the car

A recent study by, a leading provider of car hire excess insurance, found that some of the most popular holiday choices for UK travellers are also the most stressful.

Travellers waiting in line at rental desk

Collecting a hire car is unnecessarily complicated and stressful say travellers .

Person booking car hire on mobile

A new study of car hire prices across Europe found that booking the hire car the night before could be cheaper than booking it six weeks in advance.

Person inspecting car for minor damage

One in five (21%) hire car drivers have found damage on a hire car which was not highlighted on the checkout sheet. However, if damage isn’t noted on the checkout sheet, drivers could be held liable and have to pay up to £2,000* in excess across Europe this summer.

Three different credit cards on the table

Almost 1 in 5 travellers told by rental company that credit card was not working forcing them to purchase their excess waiver insurance.

Agent showing customer cost of car hire insurance policy

Half of hire car drivers (47%) have felt misled about how much a hire car would cost, with many drivers only finding out the real cost when they pick up the car at the rental desk.

Road sign saying are you covered

42% of hire car drivers have driven a hire car without fully understanding exactly what insurance they have and what it covers. This is especially concerning as excess liability, the amount drivers might have to pay if the hire car is damaged or stolen, is now over £2,000 in some locations.

Car hire insurance costs added up

The extras sold at car hire rental desks can often double the price of the original quote, but new research has found that it is possible for the car to end up ten times more expensive than the original quote.

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